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Old 01-26-2006, 05:53 PM
mpolli mpolli is offline
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Thanks whunter. Those are good short explanations. One question I have always had is about thread lubrication. As one of the links mentioned, the lubrication of the thread affects the final torque reading a lot. However it is almost never specified in any manual I have seen. It just lists the torque.

1998 C230 330,000 miles (currently dead of second failed EIS, yours will fail too, turning you into the dealer's personal human cash machine)
1988 F150 144,000 miles (leaks all the colors of the rainbow)
Previous stars: 1981 Brava 210,000 miles, 1978 128 150,000 miles, 1977 B200 Van 175,000 miles, 1972 Vega (great, if rusty, car), 1972 Celica, 1986.5 Supra
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